BREAKING: Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties Likely to Meet Moderate Benchmarks for Businesses to Reopen this Thursday

Arizona Department of Health Services

Over the last few months, Arizonans have worked together to help slow the spread of COVID-19. From wearing masks, physically distancing, and limiting congregating ⁠— their efforts have been a success and a model for the country. This responsible approach has resulted in three of our major counties progressing to the next phase of safely reopening. Based on current data, ADHS … [More]

Marcus & Millichap Names Phoenix-Based Brokers Cliff David and Steve Gebing Executive Managing Directors

Marcus & Millichap

Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, announced today that Cliff David and Steve Gebing have been named executive managing directors. The executive managing director designation is the highest designation a Marcus & Millichap investment professional can … [More]

CenturyLink Donates 3,800 Back-to-School Items to Arizona Foster Kids


As children across Arizona begin returning to school in some fashion, CenturyLink is doing its part to ensure the transition is as easy as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with OCJ Kids — an organization that provides services and resources to children living in foster care — CenturyLink employees recently donated nearly 3,811 back-to-school items and … [More]

Arizona Top State For Women’s Equality, according to New Study

Arizona ranks in the top 5 of states for Women’s Equality, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub. The study compared all 50 states across three key dimensions: Workplace Environment; Education & Health; and Political Empowerment. Arizona also ranked in the top five for the “Smallest Political Representation Gap” and “Smallest Work Hours Gap” subcategories, and … [More]

WEBINAR – Sep 3: Office 365 Backups – Things You Didn’t Know


Office 365 comes with many amazing features, but backup is not one of them. Microsoft’s shared responsibility model for Office 365 implies that the company takes care of their global infrastructure, while you as an end user are responsible for backing up your data. This means that all your confidential data can get irretrievably lost due to a cyber attack or a human error … [More]

Rapidly Expanding Bell Bank Hires 5 New Leaders in Phoenix

Bell Bank

Bell Bank is expanding its presence in the Phoenix metro, hiring 5 new banking leaders to help guide commercial lending and deposit growth at Bell’s current and upcoming locations. Kyle Kennedy, Bell’s Phoenix president and Arizona banking director, announced that Adam Christensen has been named senior vice president (SVP)/commercial banker and Gerald Deetz has been named … [More]

One in Five Small Businesses Say They Will Have to Close Their Doors if Economic Conditions Don’t Improve in Next Six Months


The NFIB Research Center released the latest COVID-19 related survey assessing the health crisis impact on small businesses. Congress is currently negotiating additional financial support for small businesses after the initial Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan period expired on August 8. If eligible, 44% of small businesses surveyed said they would apply or re-apply for a … [More]

Pharmacy Team Manufactures and Donates Hand Sanitizer for Local Communities Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic


Covetrus, a global animal-health technology and services company has donated 6,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to help protect Phoenix communities and Arizona medical personnel from coronavirus. The sanitizer was manufactured by employees of the Company’s Phoenix-based pharmacy compounding facility Atlas Pharmaceuticals. The sanitizer was donated to the Arizona Department of … [More]

Virtual Services Co. Helping Businesses Adapt to the New ‘Virtual’ Normal

Smart to Finish Office Solutions

As more entrepreneurs race to move their operations online during the pandemic, Smart to Finish Office Solutions (STF) is helping them adapt to the new ‘virtual’ normal by providing cost effective online marketing solutions. According to Amber Miller, the founder and Chief Delegation Officer of STF, “COVID-19 is changing the way companies do business online.  From overseeing … [More]

70% Decrease in Banking Institution Net Income in Q2 Compared to 2019

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported that commercial banks and savings institutions saw a decrease in net income of 70 percent from a year ago, while liquidity and capital levels remained very strong to meet loan demand and absorb any losses in the future. For the 5,066 commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the FDIC, aggregate net income … [More]